name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #166252  by kentuckykind
 Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:40 pm
I've been lurking on RuKind for a long while. I first saw the Grateful Dead at Deer Creek on 7/2/95 and no I was not one of the gate crashers. I like playing guitar and modifying them in search of the perfect tone. I'm still searching... At least that is what I tell my wife when I come home with a new project.

I am currently building a replica of Jerry's Alligator Stratocaster. I plan to share a lot more information on this build in the near future. Below is a picture I took before installing the bridge and tail piece. I still have more work to be done on this guitar but it is starting to come together.


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 #166254  by NikTheTrip
 Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:12 am
Hey, nice to meet you?

What's your starting point in building the alligatore replica? You're starting from a strat?
 #166258  by kentuckykind
 Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:33 am
Below are the specs.

*Custom Hardtail Strat Swamp Ash Body (no bridge routing) relic finish by MJT
*50's Fender Lacquered Neck - stripped and relic finish by MJT
*Brass Parts by Rusch Guitars
*Star Brass Bridge
*David Allen - Voodoo 69 Pickups